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    Anyone know of any good carpet cleaners out there? I want something off the shelf because I start college nxt week and want to clean my car up before I start. I have a Jeep and the stains on the carpet are kind of bad because I dont have floor mats so all the salt/snow/dirt etc... is in them. I dont have a rug doctor nor do I want to rent one so I dont want to soak the mats. Ill try to get my hands on a brush to so I can scrub it well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajiv1998 View Post
    Anyone know of any good carpet cleaners out there? I want something off the shelf because I start college nxt week and want to clean my car up before I start. I have a Jeep and the stains on the carpet are kind of bad because I dont have floor mats so all the salt/snow/dirt etc... is in them. I dont have a rug doctor nor do I want to rent one so I dont want to soak the mats. Ill try to get my hands on a brush to so I can scrub it well.
    To clean the carpets in my cars I buy the standard off the shelf carpet cleaner.

    I use a strong bristle brush, back of a butter knife and a lot of paper towels.

    Works well on the cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    To clean the carpets in my cars I buy the standard off the shelf carpet cleaner.

    I use a strong bristle brush, back of a butter knife and a lot of paper towels.

    Works well on the cheap.
    What/how do you use the knife for? Any perticular brand you like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajiv1998 View Post
    What/how do you use the knife for? Any perticular brand you like?
    About the brand no im a cheap ass so what ever is the cheapest. Forgot to add for the really bad stains you need a woolite type product in the home section of walmart for carpet cleaning.


    About the knife. Spray bad area. Let soak for a min or two. Take a butter knife:


    Hold knife by handle and use the dull/top of the knife and rub the knife on the carpet.

    Basically you want to move the fibers back and forth and pull the stain to the top and blotting it with the rag and repeat.

    Hope I made sense

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    Try FOLEX, good stuff. Also Tuff Stuff works good too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'CajunFirehawk157 View Post
    Try FOLEX, good stuff. Also Tuff Stuff works good too...
    Here's what Folex does.

    This was a Mercedes I detailed. Worst carpet I've ever seen.
    From this........................




    To this.





    There's nothing on the market better.

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    WOW!!!

    Now I need to try it. I assume a local auto parts store will have it?

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    The only kind I can find is the "Instant stain remover". Is this the right one? I will go to Lowes and pick some up tommorow. I will also get some pics tonight to show you what I'm dealing with. The stains have been there for a while so I'm hoping they go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    WOW!!!

    Now I need to try it. I assume a local auto parts store will have it?
    Lowe's & Home Depot. In the cleaning supplies section. Can also be found
    where they have the vacuums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajiv1998 View Post
    The only kind I can find is the "Instant stain remover". Is this the right one? I will go to Lowes and pick some up tommorow. I will also get some pics tonight to show you what I'm dealing with. The stains have been there for a while so I'm hoping they go away.

    Spray a generous amount all over the carpet where it's stained. The Folex bottle has spray & stream. Turn it to stream, it's much easier. Let it sit
    for about 5 or 10 minutes. Scrub it with a brush.(doesn't matter what kind)
    After that vacumm it out with a wet/dry vac. Letting it sit will be the key
    to eliminating the stain.
    For carpeted mats this is what I do.
    Take them out and use a hose and get them wet.
    Spray on the Folex and sit(same amount of time)
    Scrub them good.
    Spray off residule with the hose and vacuum after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman4evr View Post
    Spray a generous amount all over the carpet where it's stained. The Folex bottle has spray & stream. Turn it to stream, it's much easier. Let it sit
    for about 5 or 10 minutes. Scrub it with a brush.(doesn't matter what kind)
    After that vacumm it out with a wet/dry vac. Letting it sit will be the key
    to eliminating the stain.
    For carpeted mats this is what I do.
    Take them out and use a hose and get them wet.
    Spray on the Folex and sit(same amount of time)
    Scrub them good.
    Spray off residule with the hose and vacuum after.
    All right, I dont have acess to a wet/dry vac so I will have to go to the carwash and use their vac. But I do have a vac at home so I guess I can get the mats wet in the tub and then clean it. Does this stuff have any chemicals that will eat/strip my color off the carpets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajiv1998 View Post
    All right, I dont have acess to a wet/dry vac so I will have to go to the carwash and use their vac. But I do have a vac at home so I guess I can get the mats wet in the tub and then clean it. Does this stuff have any chemicals that will eat/strip my color off the carpets?
    The color will be safe. I've even used it for my house.

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    Took it out pretty well. Will clean it better tommorow and take it to the car wash. Can I use this on my seats too? They are not leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajiv1998 View Post
    Can I use this on my seats too? They are not leather.
    It will work very well. Use the spray trigger setting and not the stream.

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    Folex, FTW!

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